A hybrid cloud strategy is not a destination. It is an ongoing balancing act in which enterprises weigh a shifting landscape of cost, security, and performance against business needs.
Decision criteria have never been murkier. What used to be “showstopping” issues such as regulatory requirements for private connectivity or a need for real-time data access can now be overcome through secure, low-latency secure interconnections–for a price. The challenge for IT is pairing applications, services, and data sets with the right balance of public and private cloud services, at the right price.